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Panera's acquisition by the numbers

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Where the $7.5 billion purchase lands in a ranking of restaurant acquisitions by the amount spent. As far as public records show, the only larger outlay was the $11 billion Burger King paid for Tim Hortons.

$770.6 million

Amount Panera CEO Ron Shaich is likely to get for his stock holdings in the company he co-founded. As part of the deal, Shaich and unnamed affiliated parties have already agreed to tender their stock for JAB’s $315-per-share offer.


Number of retail coffee concepts, including the bagel chains Einstein Bros. and Noah’s, that are already part of JAB’s portfolio. The portfolio has cost the holding company an estimated $40 billion to assemble. Its total assets as of the end of 2016 were valued at $22.6 billion.


Multiple of Panera’s EBITDA that JAB has agreed to pay for rights to the 2,000-store chain. EBITDA—earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization—is a key gauge of income.


Premium over Panera’s stock-trading price that JAB has agreed to pay, or $315 per share.

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